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Colorado defensive ends coach Nick Williams is reportedly leaving the team for a coaching opportunity elsewhere, according to Bruce Feldman and Justin Williams of The Athletic.
He is the third coach to leave Deion Sanders’ staff since the team’s season ended, with tight ends coach Tim Brewster resigning and offensive coordinator Sean Lewis taking over as San Diego State’s head coach.
It’s been a tumultuous early offseason for Coach Prime’s Buffaloes.
The program saw five recruits between the Class of 2024 and 2025 already decommit with four players—left tackle Gerad Christian-Lichtenhan, center Van Wells, linebacker Marvin Ham II and tight end Caleb Fauria-announced their intention to enter the transfer portal.
Colorado was the most viral story in sports after a 3-0 start to the season, but reality quickly set in and the Buffs finished the season 4-7, losing six straight to close out the campaign.
Sanders, who hit the transfer portal hard and added 69 scholarship athletes to the 2023 roster after his hiring last offseason, remains publicly confident that Colorado will progress through the portal again.
“You’re gonna be pleased with what’s coming; I promise you that,” he told reporters after the team’s 23-17 loss against Utah last November. “But everything that you see that we have a lack of it, a deficiency, we will fill that need.”
Colorado isn’t traditionally a powerhouse and competing in a loaded Pac-12 this season won’t be easy, so Sanders often has his work cut out for him in rebuilding the Buffaloes. He made Colorado one of college football’s hottest tickets last September, but now some of the realities of the job are starting to set in.
How Sanders responds this offseason and beyond, as Colorado heads into the new-look Big 12, will determine if he can truly turn the Buffaloes around.